Lecture: "Picking Up the Pieces: Feminist Perspectives on Life after War"


Location: C103 Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Cynthia Enloe

Research Professor of International Development and Social Change and Women’s Studies, Clark University

Among the many unseen costs of war is the care that many women — wives, mothers, and girlfriends — provide to returning male soldiers (in Iraq, Afghanistan, the U.S.) who are physically or emotionally injured by their wartime experiences. What would happen if we did a realistic tally of the long-term costs of war?

Cynthia Enloe’s research focuses on the interplay of women’s politics in national and international arenas and on how women’s labor (physical and emotional) has been used to support the war-waging policies of governments. Her twelve books include Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics; The Curious Feminist: Searching for Women in a New Age of Empire; Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women’s Lives, Globalization and Militarism: Feminists Make the Link; and Nimo’s War, Emma’s War: Making Feminist Sense of the Iraq War (forthcoming in 2010). Enloe has worked and taught around the world. At Clark University, she has been named “Outstanding Teacher” three times as well as University Senior Faculty Fellow for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship.

Co-sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.

Free and open to the public.

A light lunch will be available before the lecture.